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Data Science, Big Data and Statistics – can we all live together?

datasciencemanHere is a topic that receives much debate these days – as diverse fields like statistics, computer science and applied mathematics converge with newly named fields such as data science and big data. Can’t we all get along?

The video below was presented at the Chalmers Initiative Seminar on Big Data, April 2014. The speaker is Terry Speed, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, and emeritus professor in Statistics at University of California at Berkeley. Speed reports on some reflections on Big Data issues, offer some suggestions for statisticians, and summarizes some theory which, in his opinion, has relevance to the analysis of data, whoever does it. Great food for thought!

 

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